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How Much Privacy Do You Have On Your Work Computer?

Posted on October 10, 2019
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For the vast majority of us, spending a significant portion of our work day in front of a computer screen is rooted in our daily lives. The profound advances in technology has opened up opportunities unimaginable twenty years ago—not only do we perform work on our computers, but we have the luxury of browsing the internet, shopping online, and talking to our friends and family through various technology companies. As constant purveyors … Read More

What Is a Software Development Agreement and Who Owns the Copyright to It?

Posted on September 27, 2019
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A “software development agreement” is an agreement between a customer and a developer in which the customer contracts the developer to create a specific piece of software. A common software development agreement breaks down the creation of the software into phases. This ensures that the customer is able to see the product they are getting step by step, and it also guarantees to the developer that the client is pleased with the … Read More

What Is Trademark Infringement and How Is Infringement Determined?

Posted on June 4, 2019
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Trademark infringement is defined as the unauthorized use of a trademark about goods or services in a manner that is likely to cause confusion, deception or mistakes about the source of the goods or services. For a trademark owner to claim infringement, the Lanham Act specifies that three factors must be shown: use of a protected trademark, priority to use the trademark and a likelihood of confusion between the trademark and the alleged infringer. The first factor … Read More

How Is Ownership of a Copyright Transferred?

Posted on May 29, 2019
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The owner of a copyright is entitled to certain exclusive rights under the Copyright Act of 1976. These rights include the right to reproduce the copyrighted work, to prepare derivate works based upon the copyrighted work, to distribute copies of the copyright work to the public by sale or transfer of ownership, to perform the copyrighted work publicly through live means or through audio transmission and to display the copyrighted work publicly. When the … Read More

What is “Fair Use” of a Copyrighted Work?

Posted on May 20, 2019
Fair Use of a Copyrighted Work

The term “fair use” refers to the limited permitted copying of copyrighted material without receiving permission from the copyright holders. It is used as a defense against copyright infringement, and if use of a copyrighted work is deemed to be “fair use”, then the action is not considered illegal. The Copyright Act of 1976 cites four factors it uses to determine whether the use of a copyrighted work falls under the category of fair use. The … Read More

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